Hannibal star Gillian Anderson posed nude with a big eel of the Conger variety, in protest of depleting Euro fish populations, per the Fishlove movement.
According to its website, Fishlove was established in 2009 by Nicholas Röhl, co-owner of MOSHIMO, and actress Greta Scacchi to raise awareness of the unsustainable fishing practices that are destroying the the earth's marine ecosystem. Other nude Fishlove models that have posed for photographers Rankin, Alan Gelati and Denis Rouvre include Sir Ben Kingsley, Olivia Williams and Jeri Hall.
Fishlove's latest petition reads, "Amazing animals that live in the deep ocean are being systematically destroyed by massive fishing nets that catch or crush everything in their path. But in days, the European Parliament could vote to protect one of the world's most precious deep-sea habitats, and we need to give them the public mandate to do it. On December 10th, Members of the European Parliament can vote to ban the most destructive forms of deep-sea fishing in the Northeast Atlantic...Let's make sure they have what they need before this historical vote! If we come together right now to raise our voices - we can ensure one of the most wonderful ocean habitats in the world is protected. Sign the petition right now and share this with everyone."
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) December 1, 2013
Here's Anderson admiring her eel pic:
— Fishlove.co.uk (@fishlove2013) November 10, 2013
Incidentally, Conger is a genus of marine congrid eels, which includes some of the longest varieties of eels, with the European species reaching 10 feet. Conger eels are a tad vicious as well, as diver Jimmy Griffin can attest to - In July, a Conger bit a chunk out of his face, as he was diving about 75 feet down near the west coast of Ireland.
In related news, Anderson and her former X-files costar David Duchovny have recently suggested that they would be okay with doing another X-files film, during a celebration of the 20 year reunion of the X-files pilot.
Image via Twitter.